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Tadorna cristata Kuroda, 1917:1

Crested shelduck, Crested sheldrake, Korean crested shelduck, Phoenix-head(ed) sheldrake

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pseudotadorna cristata Kuroda, 1917:1; Tadorna casarca Querquedula falcata? Sclater, 1890

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: September 1916 (Hume & Walters, 2012); December 1916?; (May (June?) 1964?)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Unconfirmed reports of this species post-1964 suggest that it may persist in some small portion of its former range. Surveys are needed to search its vast historical range in order to assess its current status. Several reports from China in the 1980's indicate that that country should be the highest priority for surveys.

 

Distribution

(China?), Japan (Hokkaido), Korea & Russia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Kuroda, Nagamichi. (1917). [description of Tadorna cristata]. Tori 1: 1. [in Japanese]

 

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Tadorna cristata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 08 July 2012.

Butchart, S. H. M.; Collar, N. J.; Crosby, M. J. & Tobias, J. A. (2005). Asian enigmas: "Lost" and poorly known birds: targets for birders in Asia. Birding Asia 3: 41-49.

Collar, N. J. et al. (2001). Threatened Birds of Asia: The BirdLife International Red Data Book. Third edition, part 3.Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.

Collar NJ, Crosby MJ, Stattersfield AJ. 1995. Birds to Watch 2: The World List of Threatened Birds. Birdlife Conservation, No. 4. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Inst. Press. 407 pp.

Collen, Ben, Purvis, Andy and Mace, Georgina M. (2010). When is a species really extinct? Testing extinction inference from a sighting record to inform conservation assessment. Diversity and Distributions 16(5): 755-764. [Abstract]

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Delacour, J. and Scott, P. (1954-64). The Waterfowl of the World, 4 vols. London: Country Life.

Fuller, Errol. (1988). Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File Publications. 256 pp.

Greenway, J. C. jnr. (1967). Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World, revised edition.New York: Dover Publications.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Kuroda, Nagamichi. (1924). [On a third specimen of a rare species Pseudotadorna cristata Kuroda]. Tori 4(18): 171-180. In Japanese.

Kuroda, Nagamichi. (1940). An old record for a pair of Pseudotadorna cristata obtained near Hakodate. Tori 10: 739-741.

Labzyuk, W. I. and Nazarov, J. N. (1967). O redkikh i novykh ptitsakh yuzhnogo Primorya (On rare and new birds from the Southern Primorye). Ornitologia (Moskva) 8: 353-357.

Labzyuk, W. I. (1972). Chochlataya pyeganka w yuzhnom Primorye (Crested Shelduck in the Southern Primorye). Ornitologia (Moskva) 10: 356-357.

Nowak, Eugeniusz. (1983). Die Schopfkasarka, Tadorna cristata (Kuroda, 1917)—eine vom Aussterben bedrohte Tierart (Wissensstand und Vorschläge zum Schutz). Bonner zoologische Beitrage. Bonn. 34(1-3): 235-271.

Nowak, Eugeniusz. (1984). Über das vermutliche Brut- und Überwinterungsgebiet der Schopfkasarka, Tadorna cristata / On the presumable breeding and wintering range of the Crested Shelduck, Tadorna cristata. Journal für Ornithologie 125: 103-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01652946

Phillips, J. C. (1922-26). A Natural History of the Ducks, 4 vols. London: Longmans Green, and, Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Sok, O. Myong. (1984). Wiederentdeckung der Schopfkasarka, Tadorna cristata, in der Koreanischen Demokratischen Volksrepublik. Journal of Ornithology 125(1): 102-103. [Abstract]

Uchida, S. (1917). [On Pseudotadorna cristata]. Tori 2(6): 6-8. In Japanese. [published in 1918?]

Zhao Zhengjie. (1992). The history and controversy on the study of Crested Shelduck. China Nature 1992: 17-19.

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